Peace envoy Brahimi in Beirut for Syria crisis talks


Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday on the latest leg of his second regional tour aimed at finding a solution to the Syria conflict, an AFP reporter said.

“We are striving to stop the bloodbath in Syria,” Brahimi’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told reporters as the UN-Arab League envoy set off for talks with Lebanese leaders.

A government official said Brahimi would meet President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

The peace envoy was in Cairo on Tuesday as part of a swing that has already taken him to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq.

On Monday he called for a temporary ceasefire in Syria during the four-day Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday starting on October 26 and appealed to Iran, Syria’s staunchest regional ally, to help facilitate such a truce.

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